Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Third Edition
Author: William N. Orr,Elizabeth L. Orr
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478638834
Category: Science
Page: 247
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The geologic history of the Pacific Northwest is as unique as the region itself. Completely reorganized and revised, the Third Edition of Geology of the Pacific Northwest brings the area’s volcanism, earthquakes, tsunamis, and geologic environmental issues into sharp focus. William and Elizabeth Orr provide a singular perspective and explore the Pacific Northwest writ large, including Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and northern California. Descriptive and detailed photographs of the formations and terranes of each subregion are included, along with color plates that illuminate and expose the fundamental processes that shaped Pacific Northwest geology. The text reveals the geological origins, geographic features, phenomena, and natural resources of areas throughout the region. As urban development continues to expand in the tectonically active Pacific Northwest, environmental concerns and geologic hazards will grow more and more important. The authors’ central theme that continental plate tectonics are the fundamental processes of Northwest geologic history leads to deeper understanding of the region’s geology and new insights in volcanic eruption prediction, disaster preparedness, and the environmental effects of mining.

Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects
Author: Cynthia Light Brown
Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)
ISBN: 9781936313389
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
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Looks at the geology and physical geography of the American Pacific Northwest, demonstrating concepts in the earth sciences as applied to the region, with hands-on projects intended to help readers understand the topics under discussion.

Geology of the North Cascades

A Mountain Mosaic
Author: Rowland W. Tabor,Ralph Albert Haugerud
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898866230
Category: Nature
Page: 143
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Composed of everything from volcanic island arcs and deep ocean sediments, to parts of old continents and even pieces of the deep subcrustal mantle of the earth, Washington's North Cascade region is a true geologic mosaic. Here, authors Tabor and Haugerud reveal that the spectacular scenery of these mountains is matched by equally spectacular geology.

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains


Author: Daniel Mathews
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697849
Category: Nature
Page: 584
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Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains is an engagingly written, portable history and identification guide for the flora, fauna, and geology of the region. This guide also includes information about the landscape and weather. Packed with 800 color photographs, this is the perfect overview of the Pacific Northwest if you are looking for a simple way to discover the great outdoors.

Geology of the Eastern Coast

Investigate How The Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects
Author: Cynthia Light Brown,Kathleen Brown
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 1619301385
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Taking a unique approach to a fascinating region of the United States, this activity guide looks at the underlying processes that have shaped the Eastern Coast. Beginning with the connection between geology and geography, the chapters move into a discussion of plate tectonics and landforms such as the Appalachian Mountains, Piedmont area, and Coastal Plains. The aspects of climate, rivers and lakes, and the ecosystems of the temperate forest and wetlands—including bayous and the Everglades—are covered in detail. Engaging sidebars explain why the New River is one of the oldest in the world, how once-endangered alligators are now thriving, how hurricanes form, and more. Combining fun facts with hands-on experiments, this handbook features projects such as building folded mountains, creating dissolving “corals,” and making an eye of a storm.

The Impact of Geology on the United States

A Reference Guide to Benefits and Hazards
Author: Angus Macleod Gunn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313314445
Category: Science
Page: 261
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Explore the environmental issues arising from geologic and climatic processes in this thorough examination of the geology of the United States and its impact on our lives.

Geology and hydrogeology of carbonate islands


Author: Leonard H.L. Vacher,Terrence M. Quinn
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080554662
Category: Science
Page: 947
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This book on geology and hydrogeology of carbonate islands is volume 54 in the Developments in Sedimentology series.

Geology of the Great Basin


Author: Bill Fiero
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874177909
Category: Science
Page: 239
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This volume is an introduction to the geology of America's Great Basin.

Geology of the Great Plains and Mountain West

Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects
Author: Cynthia Light Brown
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 1619301342
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Answering intriguing questions such as Why does the largest river system in North America meander across the middle of the continent? and How does such a system relate to the rugged Rocky Mountains?, this fun-filled book delves into the majestic Great Plains region. The chapters concisely clarify the interrelated subjects of terrain, climate, and the great movements of the earth itself while illustrating the important changes that are still occurring in the area’s rivers, lakes, plains, and unpredictable weather. Brimming with fascinating facts, educational sidebars tell how earthquakes in New Madrid, Missouri caused waves to go upstream in the Mississippi River; why and how tornadoes form; and how invasive species are threatening the Great Lakes and what people are doing about it.

Big Black Boring Rock

Essays on Northwest Geology
Author: Stephen P. Reidel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781574771565
Category: Science
Page: 142
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This collection of essays on the geology of the Pacific Northwest is written by geologist Steve Reidel. Reidel is an expert on Columbia River Basalt, the primary rock of the Columbia Basin, the semi-arid region of Washington State where most of the essays are set. The book collects a series of highly readable and witty essays Reidel has been writing for more than a decade for the Tri-City Herald, the daily newspaper of the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick), Washington. Written in plain language, Reidel makes geology, an often difficult field to understand, accessible for all readers. The book is divided into four parts. The Making and Shaping of the Columbia Basin, part one, covers the creation of the Basin from the massive flows of lava covering 100,000 square miles-the largest on Earth-to the walls of water 600 feet deep created by Ice-Age floods that sculpted the region. Landmarks, part two, describes the creation and stories behind Tri-Cities landmarks such as Rattlesnake Mountain and the Two Sisters. The essays included in part three, Geohazards, focus on Cascade Mountain volcanoes, such as Mount St. Helens; area earthquakes; and regional tsunamis. Part four takes readers from the Tri-Cities to explore geologic wonders scattered around the region such as the Gorge at George Washington, Gingko Petrified Forest, and Beacon Rock State Park.